Parents, we want to hear from you!

As part of San José Unified’s commitment to provide every student with the opportunity to discover their own greatness, we encourage you to share your thoughts about our schools and your child’s education experience by taking our annual survey.

Parents can take the survey by visiting

Students will take the survey during their regular classes. If you do NOT want your child to participate then please click HERE to download a form that you need to complete and return to your child’s school.


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Tule Boats





Science Lab

New Enrollments for 2017-18 School Year for Transitional Kindergarten or Kindergarten

All new enrollments must be submitted/processed at SJUSD Enrollment Center - Located at 4855 Pearl Ave., San Jose, CA 95136 - Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 03:30 p.m. Before visiting our offices, please click here to review the 2017-18_Elementarty_PreRegistration_TK-5th requirements  or visit our SJUSD website at to see requirements and schedule an appointment with us starting December 1, 2016. For additional information please call the Enrollment Center information line at (408) 535-6412.

Secondary Choice Process - Middle School Tours

Current 5th and 8th grade students who are changing school levels (Elementary to Middle School; Middle to High School) must complete and return their School Choice Application by mid-February if they wish to participate in Phase I on the Choice Process. Phase 1 of Secondary Enrollment (Grades 6-12) opens on January 23, 2017, and closes on February 8. Elementary Enrollment (Grades TK-5) opens on February 6, 2017.  Information about the School Choice applications will be mailed home to all 5th and 8th grade students residing within the SJUSD boundaries during the beginning of January. Morse information is available on the district website

Please click on the calendar link below to see the middle school tour schedule for schools you are interested in visiting.

2017-18 Middle School Tour Calendar(PDF)

A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

January 2017

Hello Hacienda families,

Happy New Year!

Well, for the first time in a very long time, I can actually say I may have had my fill of rainy days (at least for a couple of weeks). With these chilly weather conditions, please be sure that your children are dressed warmly. Recess
and lunch are indoors when it’s rainy, but whenever possible, if it’s cloudy or in between drops, we try to make sure that students have some time to play outdoors, and if it’s cold, having a jacket handy is a must.

Coming up in the near future are our Hacienda school tours. This year, they are scheduled to take place January 24th, 26th, 30th, and February 1st. This is a time for new families to visit our school to see all of the fabulous opportunities here, including our science and music programs, as well as our community. Please feel free to share your own positive experiences with them if you see them on campus.

One of our most beloved 
Hacienda events, the Star Party (as in constellations, not Hollywood), is just around the corner. Bring your family
and join us on March 2, from 7-9:00 p.m. Drink some hot chocolate, watch as 
your children create some beautiful astronomical themed artwork, and enjoy some fabulous star gazing (courtesy of the San Jose Astronomical Association).

This news is noteworthy (although
a bit delayed), and I want to share the results from the regional Lego Robotics Tournament that Hacienda hosted on November 19th. Hacienda had multiple teams participate, and I’m proud to announce that our Piranhas team won the Project Award and will advance, and the Thunder Dragons won the Up and Coming award. Kudos to all of our students who participated and did an outstanding job!

Valentine’s Day is on Tuesday, February, 14th. Please communicate with your child’s teacher regarding any special plans for that day. We want to implore you to please not send in any special treats without checking with your child’s teacher, and as always, do not send anything that contains nuts, which can present a significant health risk for some children.

On Wednesday, February 15th, our 3rd grade students will perform their “Animal Jamboree” in the cafeteria at 9:15 a.m. Later that same day, our 4th grade recorder concert will take place at 2:15 p.m.

Spring is around the corner, but for now, enjoy our wet and wintry weather. Drive safe, and as always, be sure to pull all the way up to the blue gate when you drop off students in the morning.

Warm regards,

Carmen Loy
Hacienda Principal

SJUSD Student Climate Survey 1/23-1/27

Dear Parents,

As part of our commitment to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education, your 3rd-12th grade student is invited to participate in an SJUSD climate survey. The survey will cover topics related to learning environment, safety, sense of belonging, and academic mindset. We use this survey to monitor the implementation of our strategic plan, Opportunity 21, and improve the learning experiences for all students.

If you do NOT want your child to participate in this survey, you may inform us by signing the Parent_Opt_Out of Student Climate SurveyForm - Climate Survey 2016-17(PDF) and sending this form back to school with your child. If you decide to send the form back with your child, please have them drop it off at the front office no later than 1/23/17.

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey then please reach out to your site principal.

Parent SJUSD Climate Survey

We would like your opinion!

Parents, we want to hear from you! As part of SJUSD’s commitment to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st Century education, the school district encourages your opinion about our schools and your child’s education experience. You can provide your input by filling out the survey that should arrive at your home the last week of January.

You can also fill out the survey online. To take the survey online, please visit: and enter the following password: parentsurvey2017. Please fill out this survey for your youngest student that attends San José Unified.

If you complete a paper survey, please return it by mail using the postage-paid envelope that we’ve provided to you. Please complete the online or paper version of the survey by February 10th. Your participation is anonymous and your individual answers will not be shared. We value your opinion and encourage you to participate.

SJUSD Ventana de la encuesta sobre el clima del padre: 1/23-2/5
¡Deseamos saber su opinión!

Padres: ¡Deseamos saber su opinión! Como parte del compromiso de nuestro Distrito SJUSD por eliminar la desigualdad de oportunidades e impartir a todos los estudiantes la mejor educación, a la altura del siglo XXI, deseamos saber su opinión acerca de nuestras escuelas y la experiencia educativa de sus hijos.  Ustedes pueden aportar sus ideas y opiniones contestando la encuesta que llegará a sus hogares la última semana de enero.
También pueden contestar esta encuesta por Internet.

Para contestarla por Internet, por favor visite el sitio: y escriba la contraseña: parentsurvey2017.  Por favor conteste esta encuesta pensando en su hijo o hija más pequeño que asiste a una escuela de SJUSD.

Si decide contestar la encuesta impresa en papel, por favor devuélvala por correo postal usando el sobre incluido con porte pagado.  Por favor conteste la encuesta ya sea por Internet o impresa en papel a más tardar el 10 de febrero. Su participación en anónima y sus respuestas individuales no se compartirán públicamente. Valoramos su opinión y los alentamos para que participen.